Integrative Treatments for Pain and Injury

Integrative Injury Care

Natural and Alternative Treatments for: Sports and Occupational Injuries, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, and other painful conditions

When you are in pain, or your mobility is limited it can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life. You may think taking medication or having surgery are your only options for relief. Nothing could be further from the truth. What's more, surgery and medications often only partially or temporarily ease the pain, and can have serious side effects.

The solution is to address the underlying causes of your pain or injury and assist your body in rebuilding and repairing the problem. Dr. Opare’s unique combination of skills along with our team of therapists work together to provide relief and promote healing for acute as well as chronic pain and injuries, allowing you to feel better and get back to enjoying your life to the fullest.

Dr. Opare's 25 plus years of experience as an emergency room and urgent care attending physician, as well as in clinic settings providing acupuncture and hands-on treatments, enable him to accurately pinpoint and treat the source of your pain or injury often without the need for surgery or over-reliance on medication.

 

Acupuncture

Treats pain and inflammation.

The body has a flow of energy (Qi) running through it following channels called meridians. When this flow is disrupted or unbalanced illness can result. Acupuncture uses very thin needles inserted into specific points on the meridians to restore the balance.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Reduce swelling and bruising

Chinese Herbs work alone or in collaboration with acupuncture to support the rebalancing of the Qi energy in the body. Chinese herbal medicine is also highly effective in reducing of swelling and bruising without the infamous side effects of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) which even when correctly prescribed kill tens of thousands of people in the United States yearly from the complication of internal bleeding alone.

Osteopathic Manual Medicine

Helps restore joint functioning

Osteopathic manual medicine is a hands-on method of treating injuries and pain of the spine and extremities. This works to improve the functioning and range of motion and eases pain. A range of techniques are employed that are suitable for all age groups and levels of infirmity.

Exercise Prescription

Strengthens and maintains your progress

Osteopathic exercise prescriptions are individualized, specific movements that are taught to patients to be done at home. They are used in combination with hands on treatments such osteopathic manipulation and massage to treat pain or injuries and prevent future problems by restoring neuromuscular balance. These quick and easy self-mobilization techniques when done regularly at home increase the effectiveness of the in-office treatments, speed recovery, and provides patients with a tool to maintain proper functioning on their own.